Description

I work from home and got sick of working off a tiny laptop screen (as much as I love my Surface Book) so I decided to go big AND go home!

This is my first build in six years so it was huge upgrade over my GTX 660 / i5 3350P and my first foray into RGB. I wasn't sure how much I wanted or didn't want it, but knew I'd rather have it and turn it off than not have it and want it. The cable management for so many fans and so much lighting was pretty challenging even with the ample space for it in the H700i.

At work I'll need access to multiple virtual machines locally, so having a huge core count and tons of memory was a no-brainer pick for the Ryzen 9 3900x, and going big on the 16gb DIMMs for an eventual 64gb bank to run the VMs well. I also jumped into Xbox Game Pass for PC (24 months for a dollar!) so I needed a machine I could take advantage of that with.

And finally, new monitors. I had some Acer 23" touchscreen monitors (I thought Windows 8 touch would be great on desktop... whoops) that were great, but were only 1080p / 60hz and had horrible glare. So it was time to upgrade to 27", 1440p / 144hz with adaptive sync for all the screen real estate my desk could handle.

Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

I love this :)

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Super nice build :) +1

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

I am jealous of your back-panel cable management. Looks amazing!

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

Great build! You've opted for the H700i over the regular H700. Are you happy with the Nzxt "smart case" light/fan controller system? And does their Adaptive Noise Reduction make any noticeable audio/volume difference?

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

If there was a price difference when I bought the case I definitely would have gone with the H700 instead. The Controller is pretty crap honestly, and the software seems to choose when or if it recognizes any fans or lighting strips. In the best conditions I can control the fan curve on my AIO fans but have no control over the case fans ever, they're stuck on a static 40% (which is fine for me) so I'm going to probably end up ripping it out and finding another solution for the fans.

  • 4 months ago
  • 3 points

This is super clean! Will definitely use this as some inspiration! Excellent work!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Great ! Will use use it to help me build my own

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

clean. modern-feeling. i'm really diggin' this one.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

In the 5th picture the lighting looks amazing... is that white light from the fans or an LED strip?

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

Most of that is from the NZXT LED strip, but the fans definitely help soften it up.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I see a lot of people trying to build all-white builds with the Asus Prime, with the predictable result being that the motherboard itself sticks out. You've played to its strengths here by combining black and white parts, I especially love the SN750 you've picked to complement the board's styling.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

did the case come with any fans? thank you

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

It did! Three 120s and a 140 in the back, no RGB though. I replaced all of them with the Corsair fans from the build.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

how much did you pay for your Gigabyte GeForce rtx 2070 super gaming white oc?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it was like $30 more than the reference board? It would have been right when it launched and I noticed its availability dried up almost instantly, but I'm pleased with it so far.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

What thermals do you get

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm having issues with the NZXT "smart" device and can't do a whole lot with my fan curves so... not great. At 40% for all fans at idle I'm around 50c on the CPU and 45c on the GPU. I'm probably going to end up ripping the thing out and finding a different solution.

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

Woof.